Iona Prep Lower school repeats as CYO State Champions!
Prime’s Coach Rose led this year’s 8th grade team to a 22-3 overall record. Iona survived a three game losing streak and sprinted into the Westchester County Championship game where they beat St. Mary’s of Katonah 52-35.
The team then beat Staten Island’s Sacred Heart after a huge first half offensive performance and finally winning 60-47. The championship game was a physical and mental battle against Orange County’s St. Mary's. Iona was able to get critical stops and knocked down free throws down the stretch to separate themselves as State Champions! The final score was 49-35.